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James Leland Williamson

February 10, 1963 — May 15, 2021

James Williamson – Gate City, VA
James Leland Williamson, 58, Gate City, VA passed away, Saturday, May 15, 2021 at his residence after a courageous battle with cancer.
James was born in Kingsport, TN on February 10, 1963, and was the son of Mable Ruth Williamson and the late Jay Releford.
In addition to his father, his sister, Jeanette “Cookie” Releford and brothers, David Releford and Ronnie Releford preceded him in death.
He was employed as a chemical operator with Eastman.
Surviving is his wife, Marie Williamson; daughters, Jala Williamson, Brittany Frazier and husband, Seth, Whitney Anderson and Ali Kasongo; son, Eli Williamson, all of Gate City, VA; eight grandchildren; mother, Mable Ruth Williamson, Kingsport, TN; sisters, Tina Releford, Sheila Releford, Alesia Williamson, Truda Tarter, all of Kingsport, TN, Bonita Williamson, Gracie Falls, and Sabrina Stradford, all of Atlanta, GA; brothers, Douglas Releford, Kingsport, TN, and Byron Williamson, Knoxville, TN; along with several nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends.
There will a “drop-in” visitation from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at the Gate City Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 12:00 p.m. in the Gene Falin Memorial Chapel of the funeral home with Brother Mark Harbison officiating. Music will be provided by Bonita Williamson.
Burial will follow at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA. Randall Releford, Michael Tarter, Roger Beaman, John Alton, John Pierson, Seth Frazier, and Ali Kasongo will serve as pallbearers. Pete Shoemaker, Mike Hale, and David Wolfe will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Those attending are respectively asked to wear a face covering and practice the social distancing protocol.
The family would like to send a special thank you to Elite Hospice for their love and care.
An online guest register is available for the Williamson family at www.gatecityfunerals.com.
Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of James Leland Williamson.
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